By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
He runs the top progressive/activist site, Daily Kos, and has a new paperback version of his latest book—Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era —so this week seemed a good time to ring up Markos Moulitsas Zuniga for a little chat. He told us about changes coming to his website, which we'll write more about later. And he continued to be the model of modesty despite the huge popularity of his site. "It's not about me," he said a couple of times. Instead, he says his goal is not to be the leader of the progressive movement, as some see him, but to encourage others to get involved and help them do it.
And since we had the top blogger—"I hate that word, by the way," he said—we couldn't resist asking him for his five favorite political blogs. Without hesitation he spilled the list.
1 — Balloon Juice.
2 — Atrious.
3 — Firedoglake.
4 — America Blog.
5 — Think Progress.
Asked those he hates, however, and Zuniga was stumped. That's because he's open to any site, even those he might not agree with like National Review, the Weekly Standard , and the American Conservative.
Fans of his latest book will also note that he's no fan of Fox's Bill O'Reilly. And he tells that Twitter makes him "nuts." But, he says, "nothing drives me as nuts as Sarah Palin!" [See photos of Sarah Palin.]
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